Differentiated Accountability (DA)
The NYS Differentiated Accountability system has sunset effective the end of the 2011-12 school year. On May 29, 2012, NYSED received approval from the USDE for its ESEA Flexibility Waiver request, for a three year period beginning the 2012-13 school year. Please visit the ESEA Waiver webpage for details of the waiver and the new accountability system: http://www.p12.nysed.gov/accountability/ESEAFlexibilityWaiver.html.
On January 8, 2009, Secretary Margaret Spellings approved New York's participation in the United States Department of Education's (USDE) differentiated accountability pilot. This pilot will provide New York with the opportunity to better match the interventions to improve student achievement with the academic reasons that led to the school's identification for improvement under No Child Left Behind. In addition, this flexibility agreement allows local educational agencies (LEAs) to provide Supplemental Educational Services (SES) to eligible students in Title I schools in the first year of improvement while delaying the provision of school choice until a school has failed to make Adequate Yearly Progress subsequent to its identification for school improvement.
As required by section 9401(b)(3)(A) of the ESEA, SED is providing notice and information to the public on this flexibility agreement.
- DA Phase and Category Worksheet for 2011-12 Status (500 MB)
- Prospective Best Case/Worst Case DA Status for 2011-12 (704 KB)
- DA Phase and Category Worksheet for 2010-11 Status (650KB)
- Differentiated Accountability Q & A (120 KB)
- Supports and Interventions for Identified Schools in 2009-10 (91 KB)
- Proposed Amendments to §§100.2(p), 120.2, 120.3 and 120.4 of the Commissioner's Regulations
- Approval of New York's Differentiated Accountability Pilot Proposal Memo (75 KB) HTML Version
- Differentiated Accountability: An Overview (39 KB) HTML Version
- NYS Education Department Proposal to Participate in the NCLB Differentiated Accountability Pilot Program (756 KB) PDF Version (387 KB)
- Power Point Presentation (587 KB)
Please visit the School Improvement website for more information on Differentiated Accountability Program Interventions.
If you have questions or comments on Differentiated Accountability, please contact:
Associate, Education Research
New York State Education Department
55 Hanson Place - Room 400
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tel. (718) 722-2796
FAX: (718) 722-4559